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How Can I Keep My Maidenhead My mither built a tiny house, A tiny house, a tiny house My mither built a tiny house To keep me frae the men O. cho: How can I keep my maidenhead My maidenhead, my maidenhead How can I keep my maidenhead Amang sae many men, O? The walls fell in and I fell out, And I fell out, and I fell out; The walls fell in and I fell out Amang the merry men O. cho: The Captain bad a guinea for't A guinea for't, a guinea for't The Captain had a guinea for't The Colonel he bad ten O. cho: But I'II do as mny minnie did, My minnie did, my minnie did, But I'II do as my minnie did For silver I'l hae none, O cho: I'll give it to a bonnie lad A bonnie lad, a bonnie lad; I'll give it to a bonnie lad For just as good again O. final cho: An auld moulie maidenhead A maidenhead, a maidenhead An auld moulie maidenhead The weary wark I ken, O Collected by Burns (and slightly altered); this (earlier) version from Sharpe's Ballad Book, 1824 RG
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